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Religion and culture inevitably affect our domestic and foreign public policies — but how, how much and with what result? How does religion affect our national voting patterns? What is the appropriate role for religion in politics? How can “faith-based” organizations assist in providing social services to the disadvantaged and disenfranchised? How is religious fundamentalism affecting the Middle East peace negotiations?

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William Martin

William Martin, Ph.D., is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and the Chavanne Emeritus Professor ...
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Elaine Howard Ecklund

Elaine Howard Ecklund is a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair Professor of Sociology, director of ...
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